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CNN
Jan 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
on january 20th. and our dan lothian is at the white house right now. hello, dan. give us a feel for what happened. who was in the room for the swearing-in, how long it lasted. we saw it on television. it was pretty short. the mood and any other details you might have for us. >> reporter: think the headline here is that the oath was administered without a hitch. there were no problems at all. as you remember four years ago, there were some problems with some words moved out of place, stepping on each other, the president and chief justice roberts. this time, it went off without a hitch. it was a very intimate setting in the white house blue room, the president surrounded by some close family members and friends. the first lady, his daughters, also his sister and his mother-in-law and brother. and it was a short event. only lasted for about 30 seconds. and then afterwards, sort of a colorful moment, where the president was hugging the first lady, hugging the first daughters and then his daughter, sasha, his youngest daughter, saying to the president, "well, you didn't mess up," again, maki
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
, i wanted to bring in our white house correspondent, dan lothian. dan, is it all about the timing? is it now or never? is it capitalizing on the emotion of this country or is there something else afoot? >> no i do think it is now or never. the white house sees a sense of urgency here in pushing something forward. when you look back over the past several years, when you had these massive shootings, whether it's in connecticut, whether it's in colorado or elsewhere, there's talk in washington about coming up with guidelines to prevent something like that from happening again. then usually it gets lost in the noise of washington there are other pressing issues that come up. in fact we probably would have been talking about fiscal issues had that shooting not happened. they see this as an opportunity to seize the moment. they believe the president is putting forward a comprehensive plan, but it's controversial. a lot of pushback, not only from gun rights groups but some lawmakers up on capitol hill. >>> if you wouldn't mind we minding viewers. there was a lot of talk about the 19 pote
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shootings at this event here today. so, clearly this is an effort by the white house to put pressure on lawmakers. as we've been pointing out, there are two tracks here that will take place, things that congress can d
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm PST
to leave. so, don, what do you know -- dan, about this speech. is it done? >> we're toll the president putting sort of the last points on that speech and will be making some tweaks before he actually rolls it out tomorrow. we're told by advisers here at the white house that this will not be a chance for him to lay out policies but rather will be having or delivering a hopeful speech. making the admission that clearly you can't settle every debate here in washington, but that you have to look for areas of common ground. the president will talk about some of the challenges that he will be facing over the next four years, certainly some of those key domestic issues the president will be tackling, immigration reform, gun control, and finally the president hoping to get some public support to push his agenda through congress. plans to engage the public to put pressure on members of congress. this is being viewed as sort of act one, where the president makes broad themes. act two is between the president will release more details during his state of the union address next month. >> dan, i'm
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
international correspondent dan rivers. he's in london to to see bring us the latest. good morning. what can you tell us then about the reports of this final assault? >> reporter: well, this is being carried out by algerian state-run television saying that seven further victims have been recovered and 11 militants. now it's really difficult to grasp the total number of hostages that have been killed so far. we're trying to put it together, but they probably include japanese, brits, malasians, possibly some norwegians and other nationalities. it's very difficult to know the final numbers. but adding up what we know it could be up to at least 32 missing and possibly up to 26 confirmed dead, although those numbers have been changing a lot. that gives you a sense of the scale of this anyway. among those, at least one american i'm afraid confirmed dead. six americans confirmed rescued, freed. and those details as i say, we're hoping to try and get more clarification in the coming hours. >> what is being said about this crisis there in britain? >> reporter: well, william hague, the british foreign sec
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> dan lothian is on the south lawn of the white house. dan, the president is now basically two hours into his second term. i was going to ask, what happens now? obviously it's all moving toward the big day tomorrow. what's going on? >> that's right. well you know this is a little down time for the president after a very busy day next up for the president and the vice president tonight, both of them will be attending a candlelight service at the national building museum here in washington. caps off again a very busy day that started. the president and vice president laying a wreath at arlington national cemetery and the president attending an african-american in the district and the swearing in ceremony that you pointed out a few seconds ago where the president surrounded by a few close family members and friends taking the oath. the interesting moment i think came at the very end, where the first daughter sasha said to the president. that he didn't mess up. the president acknowledging some relief saying that quote, i did it. this of course is in reference to four years ago when there
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
weapons ban through. >> let's head to washington and the white house. dan lothian is there, so dan, is the nra right? >> well, you know, i'm not going to make any predictions about what congress may or may not do. as we have learned over the last few years, what i can say is that assault weapons ban does appear to be facing an uphill effort up on capitol hill and i think what's interesting is that the president, right after the mass shooting in connecticut came out and talked about, you know, putting his support behind efforts to reinstate the assault weapons ban and this had been the position of the white house since then but what was interesting last week when the vice president was rolling out what he said what are the top tier recommendations that he had been getting of meeting with several groups he did not mention that at all so there were questions about whether the white house itself may have felt that it was losing steam and there was not support for this on capitol hill. but shortly thereafter, a spokesman for the white house saying the president and the vice president ar
CNN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> cnn's dan rivers is in london. dan, there are so many different stories going around that the compound was attacked by the algerian military, that some of the hostages escaped, including one american. what are you hearing? >> well, i'm afraid it is a very confusing picture. the latest line we have from the british foreign office here in london confirming that the algerians have told them that there is an ongoing operation at this gas field suggesting that perhaps some sort of effort to go in. we know from the ministry of information in algeria they surrounded the terrorists with the hostages at the gas field, the troops were there. this sounds like they have gone in. there were widespread reports that helicopters were being used to attack the terrorist positions. now, the algerian foreign minister is clear on that saying the use of helicopters is wrong, it's a fantasy was their quote on that. in terms of the number of people that are being held hostage, we don't really have a clear idea, i'm afraid. the initial reports
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
correspondent dan lothian is following all of the developments for us this morning. very nice to have you, dan. >> reporter: good morning. >> we know the vice president has sent forth his recommendations. we don't have a copy but you know some of the de-dales in it. could you share with us? >> reporter: that's right interesting that the vice president said today would be the day he would recommend the proposals to the president. he met with the president yesterday and both of them starting reviewing some of the recommendations, the president pointing out that later in the week he'll talk in more detail about what his administration plans to do going forward. some of it will require congressional approval. other things the president plans to do on his own such as a registry, the president said, or getting more data in tracking the weapons that are used by criminals. the president yesterday during his news conference gave a hint as to what the proposals will look like. take a listen. >> what you can count on is the things that i have said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger bac
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 1:00pm PST
violence. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian join us live now. dan. >> and the vice president ao met with the president today. they went other some proposals. the president saying that later in the week, he'll be outlining some specifics about watt administration needs to do. there will be no doubt, some resistance to what the president will be offering. but the president says that he is not worried about the politics. president obama says he's already reviewing the vice president's recommendations aimed at tackling gun violence. while some may require congressional approval. >> how we are gathering data, for example, on guns that fall into the hands of criminals. and how we track that more effectively. there may be some steps that we can take administratively as opposed to through legislation. >> reporter: strong resistance to executive orders from some gun right advocates who fear their second amendment rights might be put at risk. vice president biden, meeting with everyone from gun rights groups to the entertainment industry, sat down with house democrats on a task force put toge
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> michael gerson, dan bae. >> are we have unanimity here. >> we can agree. >> right. exactly. thank you both so much for your time. >>> when we returning the second term and what it bodes for the white house. we are our interview with senior white house adviser, david plouffe. oh! progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male annou
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
to bring in dan simon, following this from san francisco. tell us all about this. >> reporter: well, hi, suzanne. zuckerberg calling this one of the most exciting features facebook has come out with in a long time. now, no broadcast cameras were alo allowed for this event yesterday. facebook knows so much information about us. you got a billion users on facebook, they know our likes from hotels, cars, restaurants, all these photos. there is no really easy way to search for this information. well, that changes with this new product called graph search and facebook put together this video demonstration in terms of how it works. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: so these are some things you could potentially search for, people from my hometown who like hiking, people who like tennis and live nearby, music my friends like, photos of my friends taken in new york. so you can see, you can basically search for anything that your friends have posted on facebook. now this product, suzanne, is in beta. it is going to be rolled out gradually. you can see how this might help facebook's bottom line in te
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
, the novelist dan brown, relief is on the way. the da vinci code's author's latest release, simply entitled "inferno" is set to hit book shelves on may 14th. the novel will feature the return of renowned harvard symbologist robert lang dodone,t in italy. >>> a top european court ruled a british woman suffered religious discrimination when british airways told her not to wear a cross over her uniform at work. nadia awada was sent home, then offered another position when she refused to hide her cross. she says it all came down to fairness. >> because why should i be made to feel ashamed for wearing my cross, being told off for exercising what i thought was a civil liberty of manifesting my faith, my faith, by wearing the christian cross and other colleagues around me expressing their faith with wearing hijabs, why so me? >> we should note the court's ruling is not legally binding in britain. but the country is legally obligated to take it into account, they say. >>> president's inauguration starts in five days. along with security and staff, do you know who else is preparing? cell phone provi
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